Victorian report, March 2018

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In this report

This report includes the following tables:

This report is issued by the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool under section 240 of the National Health Reform Act 2011.

This report is prepared on a cash basis. It shows monthly and year-to-date (YTD) National Health Reform (NHR) funding and payments for Victoria for March 2018 as part of the National Health Reform Agreement.

Local hospital networks and National Health Reform

A local hospital network (LHN) is an organisation that provides public hospital services in accordance with the Agreement. An LHN can contain one or more hospitals, and is usually defined as a business group, geographical area or community. Every Australian public hospital is part of an LHN.

Note: The term ‘local hospital network’ is a national term. Some states and territories use their own terminology to describe these networks, such as local health districts, health organisations, and hospital and health services.

Under the Agreement, LHNs receive funding for the following public hospital services:

  • All admitted and non-admitted services
  • All emergency department services provided by a recognised emergency department
  • Other outpatient, mental health, sub-acute services and other services that could reasonably be considered a public hospital service.

Note: LHNs also receive funding from other sources, including the Commonwealth, states and territories, and third parties for the provision of other specific functions and services outside the scope of the Agreement, for example dental services, primary care, home and community care, residential aged care and pharmaceuticals. For further information on total funding to a particular LHN, contact the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to view the service agreement for that LHN.

Note: Amounts shown in the monthly reports do not include the New South Wales contributions to Victoria for Albury Wodonga Health.

Basis for National Health Reform payments – Victoria, March 2018

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2017-18.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for March 2018 was advised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to be as follows:

Payments in Victoria are based upon "Statement of Priorities" agreements between Victorian public health services (LHNs) and the Minister for Health (or Secretary). These annual agreements detail the service profile, strategic priorities and deliverables the local hospital network will achieve in the year ahead; list the key financial, access and service performance priorities and agreed targets; and list funding estimates and associated service activity. Once agreed, Statements of Priorities are published at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/statements-of-priorities (external link, opens in a new window).

Funding details are aggregated into ABF funded services (including NWAU equivalent service volume), Block funded services and other funding for the purpose of determining payments to and from the state pool account and the state managed fund.

Victoria makes 13 payments per annum to funded agencies. Adjustments to the payments are made for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Victorian Department of Health on behalf of LHNs.

While the basis of NHR payments are reported on a cash basis by the Administrator, LHNs generally report revenue and expenditure on an accrual basis.

Reference information

The financial information outlined in the following report is categorised as:

  • NHR funding – when the Commonwealth or state or territory government pays NHR funding into a state pool account or state managed fund.
  • NHR payments – when NHR funding that has been deposited into a state pool account or state managed fund is paid out of the state pool account by the Administrator, or is paid out of the state managed fund by the state or territory.

State pool account transactions

Table 1a – State pool account transactions – Victoria, March 2018

This table shows funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories for March 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state pool account Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital networks To State
Managed Fund
To state
health department
To state pool (other State) Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
356,893,673 356,893,673 356,893,673
Commonwealth
Block funding
45,068,306 45,068,306 45,068,306
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,506,235 8,506,235 8,506,235
Total C'wealth
funding
410,468,213 356,893,673 45,068,306 8,506,235 410,468,213
VIC
funding
320,443,758 316,405,951 3,237,807 800,000 320,443,758
Other state/territory funding 4,500,000 4,500,000 4,500,000
Total 735,411,971 673,299,623 45,068,306 16,244,042 800,000 735,411,971

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, March 2018

Following on from table 1a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories as at March 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
pool account
Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
3,214,399,334 3,214,399,334 3,214,399,334
Commonwealth
Block funding
405,614,755 405,614,755 405,614,755
Commonwealth
Other funding
74,199,832 74,199,832 74,199,832
Total C'wealth
funding
3,694,213,921 3,214,399,334 405,614,755 74,199,832 3,694,213,921
VIC
funding
3,998,844,161 3,979,367,609 12,276,552 7,200,000 3,998,844,161
Other state/territory funding 40,500,000 40,500,000 40,500,000
Total 7,733,558,083 7,193,766,943 405,614,755 126,976,384 7,200,000 7,733,558,082

Commonwealth ABF funding represents Acute admitted, Non-admitted, Emergency department, Sub-acute, and Admitted mental health service categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth through the state pool account and subsequently paid to LHNs.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth and paid to the state managed fund.

Commonwealth Other funding represents other amounts funded by the Commonwealth, transacted through the state pool account and subsequently paid to state or territory health departments. This currently represents the Commonwealth contribution to public health.

VIC funding represents funding contributions paid by Victoria into its own state pool account, and subsequently paid to LHNs within the state, to the Victorian health department and/or to other state pool accounts.

Other state/territory funding represents contributions paid to Victoria by other states and territories for cross-border activity.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect cells that are not applicable for a particular 'paid out' column. For example, Commonwealth block funding is only paid to state managed funds and not to local hospital networks or state health departments.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

State managed fund transactions

Table 2a – State managed fund transactions – Victoria, March 2018

This table shows funding paid into the Victoria state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations for March 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state managed fund Paid out of state managed fund
To local hospital networks To Other Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 45,068,306 45,068,306
State/territory Block funding 49,567,539 49,567,539
Total 94,635,845 89,036,680 5,599,165 94,635,845

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, March 2018

Following on from table 2a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and YTD payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations as at March 2018.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
managed fund
YTD
Paid out of state managed fund YTD
To local hospital
networks
YTD
To Other
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 405,614,755 405,614,755
State/territory Block funding 619,663,789 619,663,790
Total 1,025,278,545 1,001,066,458 24,212,087 1,025,278,545

Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Commonwealth block funding contributions paid into the state managed fund from the state pool account, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

State/territory Block funding represents Victorian block funding contributions into the state managed fund, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect that these block payments cannot at this stage be identified by source of funding (state, territory or Commonwealth contribution).

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR funding and payments by service category

Table 3 – NHR funding and payments by service category – Victoria, March 2018

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for March 2018. NHR funding and payments are separated into the following service categories – activity-based funding (ABF), block funding, and other funding.

Service category NHR
funding
NHR
payments
NHR
funding YTD
NHR
payments YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted * * * *
Admitted mental health * * * *
Sub-acute * * * *
Emergency department * * * *
Non-admitted * * * *
Total ABF (Pool) 676,431,023 673,299,623 7,205,224,482 7,193,766,943
Block
Small rural hospitals * * * *
Teaching, training & research * * * *
Non-admitted mental health * * * *
Other non-admitted services * * * *
Total Block (SMF) 94,635,845 94,635,845 1,025,278,545 1,025,278,545
Other
Public health funding 8,506,235 8,506,235 74,199,832 74,199,832
Overdeposit 0 3,131,400 0 11,457,538
Cross-border 5,300,000 5,300,000 47,700,000 47,700,000
Interest 106,407 106,407 819,014 819,014
Total Other (Pool) 13,912,642 17,044,042 122,718,846 134,176,384
Grand Total 784,979,510 784,979,511 8,353,221,872 8,353,221,872

*Victoria has advised it is unable to provide payment information by service category as its 2017-18 service agreements with LHNs do not set separate budgets at that level.

Total ABF (Pool) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for activity-based funding (ABF) which is transacted through the state pool account.

Total Block (SMF) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for block funding which is transacted through the state managed fund (SMF).

Total Other (Pool) represents other funding and payments transacted through the state pool account, including public health funding, overdeposits, cross-border funding and payments, and interest.

State and territory cross-border payments can either be:

  • Paid to the relevant state or territory's LHNs - included within ABF and/or block payments in the above table, or
  • Reimbursed to the relevant state or territory where the state or territory's LHNs are already being funded for the cost of treating cross-border patients - shown in the Cross-border row under Other in the above table.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR contributions by local hospital network

Table 4a – NHR contributions by local hospital network – Victoria, March 2018

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during March 2018.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network (LHN) ABF component
(ex GST)
Block component
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 7,595,000 1,739,000 9,334,000
Alexandra District Hospital 0 420,000 420,000
Alfred Health 49,415,000 4,181,000 53,596,000
Alpine Health 0 790,000 790,000
Austin Health 40,442,000 3,500,000 43,942,000
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,056,000 180,866 4,236,866
Ballarat Health Services 16,027,500 2,377,000 18,404,500
Barwon Health 30,855,000 3,323,000 34,178,000
Bass Coast Regional Health 2,772,000 83,000 2,855,000
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 294,000 294,000
Beechworth Health Service 0 281,000 281,000
Benalla Health 1,268,000 17,000 1,285,000
Bendigo Health Care Group 17,386,000 3,316,200 20,702,200
Boort District Health 0 162,000 162,000
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 1,177,000 53,000 1,230,000
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 258,000 258,000
Castlemaine Health 1,571,000 21,000 1,592,000
Central Gippsland Health Service 3,844,000 175,000 4,019,000
Cobram District Health 0 464,000 464,000
Cohuna District Hospital 0 371,000 371,000
Colac Area Health 1,610,000 23,000 1,633,000
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,362,054 0 4,362,054
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 2,861,000 42,000 2,903,000
East Grampians Health Service 1,169,000 80,000 1,249,000
East Wimmera Health Service 0 825,000 825,000
Eastern Health 78,087,000 7,406,681 85,493,681
Echuca Regional Health 3,311,500 150,000 3,461,500
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 240,000 240,000
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,269,000 30,000 1,299,000
Goulburn Valley Health 10,582,000 1,864,000 12,446,000
Heathcote Health 0 161,000 161,000
Hepburn Health Service 0 645,000 645,000
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 149,000 149,000
Heywood Rural Health 0 176,000 176,000
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 130,000 130,000
Kerang District Health 0 425,000 425,000
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 890,000 890,000
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 362,000 362,000
Kyabram & District Health Services 906,000 7,000 913,000
Kyneton District Health Service 0 695,000 695,000
Latrobe Regional Hospital 12,323,000 2,660,000 14,983,000
Lorne Community Hospital 0 169,000 169,000
Maldon Hospital 0 102,000 102,000
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 281,000 281,000
Mansfield District Hospital 0 482,000 482,000
Maryborough District Health Service 1,259,000 33,000 1,292,000
Melbourne Health 42,967,000 10,174,000 53,141,000
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 19,676,000 2,188,000 21,864,000
Monash Health 83,772,000 8,786,000 92,558,000
Moyne Health Services 0 263,000 263,000
Nathalia District Hospital 0 124,000 124,000
Northeast Health Wangaratta 6,593,000 221,000 6,814,000
Northern Health 28,853,000 788,000 29,641,000
Numurkah District Health Service 0 618,000 618,000
Omeo District Health 0 112,000 112,000
Orbost Regional Health 0 404,000 404,000
Otway Health & Community Services 0 188,000 188,000
Peninsula Health 28,493,000 2,938,000 31,431,000
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 8,782,656 215,000 8,997,656
Portland District Health 1,636,000 22,000 1,658,000
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 6,197,000 1,033,000 7,230,000
Robinvale District Health Services 0 392,000 392,000
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 386,000 386,000
Rural Northwest Health 0 631,000 631,000
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 838,000 838,000
South Gippsland Hospital 0 381,000 381,000
South West Healthcare 7,800,000 1,406,000 9,206,000
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 28,486,000 4,037,000 32,523,000
Stawell Regional Health 989,000 30,000 1,019,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,317,000 65,000 2,382,000
Tallangatta Health Service 0 188,000 188,000
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 372,000 372,000
The Royal Children's Hospital 28,724,170 1,884,000 30,608,170
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 5,661,000 129,000 5,790,000
The Royal Women's Hospital 12,108,003 350,799 12,458,802
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 261,000 261,000
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 276,000 276,000
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 3,935,000 3,935,000
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 4,745,000 180,000 4,925,000
West Wimmera Health Service 0 982,000 982,000
Western District Health Service 2,550,000 280,000 2,830,000
Western Health 49,079,935 1,936,034 51,015,969
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,732,000 136,000 3,868,000
Yarram & District Health Service 0 366,000 366,000
Yarrawonga Health 0 589,000 589,000
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 167,000 167,000
Total 667,309,818 88,305,580 755,615,398

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, March 2018

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at March 2018.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network ABF component YTD
(ex GST)
Block component YTD
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment YTD
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 84,520,873 19,198,920 103,719,793
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,840,314 4,840,314
Alfred Health 547,279,105 46,734,564 594,013,669
Alpine Health 0 8,767,973 8,767,973
Austin Health 450,633,310 39,052,791 489,686,101
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 45,018,091 2,000,661 47,018,752
Ballarat Health Services 179,481,878 26,833,171 206,315,049
Barwon Health 339,373,154 37,175,259 376,548,413
Bass Coast Regional Health 31,682,390 992,795 32,675,185
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,320,518 3,320,518
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,189,462 3,189,462
Benalla Health 14,439,849 201,800 14,641,649
Bendigo Health Care Group 190,947,546 34,846,056 225,793,602
Boort District Health 0 1,839,025 1,839,025
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 13,841,448 596,700 14,438,148
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,919,468 2,919,468
Castlemaine Health 17,963,287 241,900 18,205,187
Central Gippsland Health Service 42,576,169 2,094,500 44,670,669
Cobram District Health 0 5,295,375 5,295,375
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,292,522 4,292,522
Colac Area Health 18,599,264 262,500 18,861,764
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 42,506,772 0 42,506,772
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 4,400 4,400
Djerriwarrh Health Services 33,460,259 469,200 33,929,459
East Grampians Health Service 13,279,853 925,200 14,205,053
East Wimmera Health Service 0 9,253,009 9,253,009
Eastern Health 570,487,809 79,322,315 649,810,124
Echuca Regional Health 37,430,926 1,708,900 39,139,826
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,836,450 2,836,450
Gippsland Southern Health Service 14,313,300 358,700 14,672,000
Goulburn Valley Health 119,486,283 21,063,763 140,550,046
Heathcote Health 0 1,964,713 1,964,713
Hepburn Health Service 0 7,223,105 7,223,105
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,772,540 1,772,540
Heywood Rural Health 0 2,048,285 2,048,285
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,528,215 1,528,215
Kerang District Health 0 4,929,977 4,929,977
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 10,203,427 10,203,427
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 4,015,538 4,015,538
Kyabram & District Health Services 10,835,711 78,100 10,913,811
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,995,721 7,995,721
Latrobe Regional Hospital 135,551,372 29,520,594 165,071,966
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,937,830 1,937,830
Maldon Hospital 0 1,245,418 1,245,418
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,183,200 3,183,200
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,676,178 5,676,178
Maryborough District Health Service 14,068,519 463,400 14,531,919
Melbourne Health 497,546,015 117,891,963 615,437,978
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 229,841,820 25,668,629 255,510,449
Monash Health 934,481,087 104,758,163 1,039,239,250
Moyne Health Services 0 3,014,358 3,014,358
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,497,684 1,497,684
Northeast Health Wangaratta 73,206,210 2,501,700 75,707,910
Northern Health 328,530,278 8,782,100 337,312,378
Numurkah District Health Service 0 7,134,618 7,134,618
Omeo District Health 0 1,292,066 1,292,066
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,570,746 4,570,746
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,142,121 2,142,121
Peninsula Health 320,060,862 33,074,864 353,135,726
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 97,984,632 2,472,000 100,456,632
Portland District Health 21,344,083 273,700 21,617,783
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 70,087,873 11,620,108 81,707,981
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,558,747 4,558,747
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,428,168 4,428,168
Rural Northwest Health 0 7,093,114 7,093,114
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 9,599,885 9,599,885
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,337,462 4,337,462
South West Healthcare 86,858,138 16,043,643 102,901,781
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 321,082,331 44,539,318 365,621,649
Stawell Regional Health 10,989,090 333,400 11,322,490
Swan Hill District Health 26,109,864 701,400 26,811,264
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,476,317 2,476,317
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 4,200,209 4,200,209
The Royal Children's Hospital 323,636,311 20,731,695 344,368,006
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 65,855,600 1,392,200 67,247,800
The Royal Women's Hospital 153,094,004 3,902,499 156,996,503
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,937,319 2,937,319
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 3,145,738 3,145,738
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 43,350,155 43,350,155
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 53,951,338 1,950,700 55,902,038
West Wimmera Health Service 0 11,172,241 11,172,241
Western District Health Service 29,623,793 3,049,900 32,673,693
Western Health 472,154,327 17,301,029 489,455,356
Wimmera Health Care Group 41,816,095 1,500,300 43,316,395
Yarram & District Health Service 0 4,073,002 4,073,002
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,963,924 6,963,924
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,922,345 1,922,345
Total 7,126,030,919 992,823,982 8,118,854,901

NHR contributions in this table are GST exclusive to enable comparability of NHR payments in each LHN report.

Note: This table excludes GST.
The majority of government funding to LHNs is not subject to GST. However in some cases hospital funding to non-government entities does attract GST, for example, denominational hospitals, privately and commercially owned health facilities, or any other non-government third party provider of health services or related supplies.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

Estimated monthly, YTD and annual activity

States and territories provide service volume estimates at the start of each financial year, and if required, can continue to refine these estimates during the course of the year. These estimates form the basis of monthly reporting of service volumes until actual service numbers become available. These estimates are expressed as National Weighted Activity Units (NWAU).

States and territories provide estimated annual NWAU to the Administrator as a basis for determining the Commonwealth activity-based funding. Current month NWAU estimates accumulate through the year-to-date (YTD) NWAU, to be equal to the annual NWAU at the end of the financial year.

States and territories may also provide activity information relating to the delivery of other public hospital functions funded.

Table 5 – Estimated monthly, YTD and annual NWAU by local hospital network – Victoria, March 2018

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for March 2018, the associated cumulative year-to-date (YTD), and total estimated annual NWAU for each LHN in Victoria.

Local hospital network (LHN) Estimated NWAU funded in current month Estimated NWAU funded YTD Estimated annual NWAU 2017-18
Albury Wodonga Health 1,617 14,586 19,436
Alfred Health 13,418 120,386 160,641
Austin Health 13,588 120,016 160,780
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,244 10,692 14,425
Ballarat Health Services 4,716 40,693 54,842
Barwon Health 9,485 79,234 107,689
Bass Coast Regional Health 812 6,423 8,860
Benalla Health 201 2,808 3,411
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,165 43,508 59,002
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 175 2,920 3,444
Castlemaine Health 402 3,746 4,952
Central Gippsland Health Service 952 8,871 11,727
Colac Area Health 298 3,419 4,312
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 200 4,951 5,550
Djerriwarrh Health Services 563 5,540 7,230
East Grampians Health Service 249 2,578 3,324
Eastern Health 13,883 126,000 167,648
Echuca Regional Health 908 7,731 10,454
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 2,571 3,395
Goulburn Valley Health 2,828 24,870 33,353
Kyabram & District Health Services 215 2,120 2,766
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,550 30,051 40,702
Maryborough District Health Service 277 2,484 3,314
Melbourne Health 10,944 96,263 129,096
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,363 48,107 64,195
Monash Health 24,020 218,461 290,522
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,748 15,757 21,000
Northern Health 9,704 80,270 109,382
Peninsula Health 8,569 75,097 100,804
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 3,911 24,714 36,447
Portland District Health 354 3,273 4,334
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,707 16,117 21,237
South West Healthcare 2,200 18,382 24,982
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,899 70,037 93,734
Stawell Regional Health 951 5,248 8,101
Swan Hill District Health 1,803 10,715 16,123
The Royal Children's Hospital 5,470 57,223 73,632
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,957 16,207 22,078
The Royal Women's Hospital 2,214 28,260 34,901
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,415 11,780 16,025
Western District Health Service 1,256 8,387 12,155
Western Health 12,339 109,374 146,391
Wimmera Health Care Group 994 9,321 12,303
Total 179,836 1,589,192 2,128,699

An NWAU is a measure of health service activity expressed as a common unit. It provides a way of comparing and valuing each public hospital service, whether they are admissions, emergency department presentations or outpatient episodes, by weighting them for their clinical complexity. The average hospital service is worth one NWAU - the most intensive and expensive activities are worth multiple NWAU, the simplest and least expensive are worth fractions of an NWAU.

Monthly NHR payments relate to the cash needs of public hospitals and do not necessarily reflect the volume of services to be delivered in the month.

For more information on the NWAU calculation, see Calculation of NWAU.